August 4-17, Co-ed, Ages 14-16
Camp Celtic has expanded its outtripping programme to offer a one week canoe trip into the interior of Killarney Provincial Park on the north side of Georgian Bay. This trip is open to campers with all levels of outtripping experience.
Back country camping skills that include paddling, portaging, fire-building, food planning, tent assembly, orienteering, group dynamics, leadership and the philosphy and practices of environmentally sound, no-trace camping are learned during a preparatory week at Camp Celtic prior to departure. Campers will also be involved in camp games, campfires, and beach-time during the first week.
Along with the development of canoe tripping skills, campers have the opportunity to grow individually in a rugged outdoor setting, making friendships of a lifetime with other campers and experienced Celtic Counsellors. Outtripping allows campers to build self-confidence, teamwork abilities, life-skills, and a deep appreciation for themselves, others, and the environment.
Killarney Provincial Park is located on the north shore of Georgian Bay. The clear blue lakes of the LaCloche Mountain range and the trails through the pine and hardwood forests make Killarney a spectacular and ideal place for Canoe Tripping. Campers will depart as a group from Camp Celtic and travel aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry to arrive at the access point of the Park.
The Killarney Canoe trip occurs during the same weeks as Sessions 5 and 6.
Arrival at Camp Celtic: Sunday August 4, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Pick-up from Camp Celtic: Saturday August 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
The first week is spent in-camp developing skills. The canoe trip starts Saturday August 11th and returns to Celtic Friday, August 16 in time for the closing banquet.
Ages 14-16 as of camp time (14 campers max)
Canoe Tripping is a physically and mentally demanding activity. Campers need to be in good health and be a proficient swimmer to participate in the programme.
• Sleeping bag (Sleeping mat optional)
• Warm fleece or wool sweater (not cotton)
• Pants (not jeans)
• T-shirts (a few)
• Bathing suit and light towel
• Socks and underwear (5 pairs)
• Water Bottle
• Flashlight or headlamp
• Journal and pen
• Toothbrush, toothpaste, bio-degradable soap, personal hygiene items
• Camera (optional)
The two-week 2013 Canoe Trip will take place in Sessions 5 and 6.